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  1. How Blackjack Works Index

    It has occurred to me that a full table of contents of Chapter 15, How Blackjack Works, would be useful. This occurred to me because I go searching through the chapter myself trying to remember where I put charts. So:


    How Blackjack Works 369

    Basic Strategy 370
    What hands do we get? 370
    Single-Deck 371
    What are the good Blackjack hands? 372
    Single-Deck 373
    What Blackjack hands get the money? 374
    Single-Deck 375
    What Blackjack
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  2. Definition of a Progression Player

    Most people know that two wrongs don’t make a right. From this, we can logically infer that three wrongs don’t make a right. A progressionist is a person that believes that if he could only be allowed no limitations on the number of wrongs, then he would be right.
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  3. Hand Length by Dealer Upcard

    The questions seem to become more and more odd as strange bonuses and side counts abound. These charts show the percentage of hands that are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 cards in length, but for each possible dealer upcard. Split hands are counted separately. The sims are for HiLo with full indexes, as that’s more interesting. Six decks, 78% penetration, S17, DAS, one billion rounds each. Obviously, with an upcard of five or six, the player is far more likely to stand pat with two cards. Of course, doubles
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  4. Getting old?

    Saw an article today that huge sunspot activity at the end of next year may cause massive technology blackouts. Sounds bad. But, that was followed up by a commercial for a refrigerator that has built-in Wi-Fi. Now, I’ve been in tech for longer than most everyone. But, when my refrigerator starts tweeting me, perhaps it’s time for a vacation from technology.
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  5. Blackjack hands won, lost, and tied by true count and number of indexes

    Modern Blackjack contains a chart of the overall percentages of hands won, lost, and tied and how these percentages are affected by card counting. But, an interesting question came up that I have not seen before. How are these percentages affected by the number of indexes? So, I ran three simulations with full indexes, just the Illustrious 18 indexes, and no indexes. As the effect is slight with shoes, double-deck was simulated. The Hi-Opt II strategy was selected as it has a high playing efficiency
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